If you've heard of Code Louisville, SummerWorks, the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center or the Kentucky Health Career Center, then you know some of what KentuckianaWorks does in the Louisville region.

Simply put, we help job seekers find jobs and good careers, education and training, and we help employers meet their workforce needs by connecting them with skilled, qualified employees.

See success stories from some of our clients.

Read our 2016-2017 Annual Report


Our Mission

Engaging employers, educators, and job seekers with resources to build a stronger community through the dignity of work.

Our Vision

A fully prepared and engaged workforce that is aligned with the needs of employers.


KentuckianaWorks is the Workforce Development Board for the Louisville region, which includes Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

We are funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (through the Kentucky Education Workforce Development Cabinet) and Louisville Metro Government. 

We operate a regional network of Kentucky Career Center services that includes job and career counseling, training, resume-building and direct referral to employers. 

Some of what we've done lately:

  • We helped more than 2,000 people get jobs through training and career services in the last 12 months.
  • 824 young people got jobs and career training through SummerWorks 2017; overall, more than 5,200 youth were employed by the program and its Champion and partner employers.
  • The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center achieved over 1,000 job placements in its first 4 years.

We have also developed a Regional Plan for the Central Kentucky region's workforce as well as a Local Plan, both of which are required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):

Read our Regional Plan

Read our Local Plan